Daniel Levine is a Trends marketing visionary, celebrated keynote speaker, and as Executive Director of the Avant-Guide Institute, he is the hands-on leader of a huge international team of "cool-hunters" — thousands of trend-spotters who track the latest ideas and experiences from around the globe.
Hailed as a "genius" by Elle magazine, Daniel Levine is a celebrated international trends expert with an uncanny ability to help destinations, brands and businesses be more relevant, innovative and profitable.
A wide variety of tourism and consumer-oriented businesses seek out Daniel when looking to understand the impact of forthcoming social and cultural trends and to "hip" up their image.
Daniel has presented to major businesses and conferences worldwide, including the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), World Travel Market, American Express MarketWatch, Promo Live, Mandarin Oriental Hotels, International Luxury Travel Market, EIBTM, and the New York Times Travel Conference.
For audiences, the results are transformative. While Daniel's expert presentations are highly entertaining and packed with captivating visuals, the focus is on the practical. Using inspirational and enlightening examples of where consumer culture is headed, Daniel utilizes the full resources of the Avant-Guide Institute to demonstrate how creative businesses from around the world are reaping major benefits by responding to real-world trends in innovative new ways.
Then he demonstrates how you too can immediately take advantage of these same trends to transcend market challenges, win customers and dramatically increase sales.
Attendees learn about powerful social trends that will significantly impact their work, discover straightforward strategies to take advantage of these developments, and walk away with remarkable insights and tactics they can immediately put to use.
The author of over 20 bestselling books, Daniel is a well-known expert on consumer marketing, tourism and global cultural trends. His latest book describes the social effects of the economic downturn and offers a prescription for destinations, businesses, brands, products and services to capitalize on the behavioral changes of their customers.
Daniel is often on television — including BBC, NBC, Fox and many others. He is also a regular consumer trends expert guest on international radio, from Europe and the United States to Australia and South Africa, and he is regularly quoted in newspapers and magazines worldwide.
His latest book, "The Meaningful Economy" is a prescription for consumer-oriented businesses and travel stakeholders to capitalize on the behavioral changes of their customers.
Daniel's first job out of college was writing some of the biggest books for Frommer's.